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Orioles recap: Birds lose, 6-5, to Blue Jays to see AL East lead shrink to half-game

Orioles recap: Birds lose, 6-5, to Blue Jays to see AL East lead shrink to half-game

The Orioles’ schedule the past three nights was more that of a team on a barnstorming tour than a major league club as they played in a different city for a third straight day Friday night at Rogers Centre.

The daily traveling ended in Toronto, but not before the Orioles dropped their fourth straight game, 6-5, in their series opener against the Blue Jays.

With the loss, the Orioles (58-44) now lead Toronto (58-45) by a mere half-game in the American League East standings.

The Orioles arrived in Toronto early Friday morning after playing a makeup game in Minnesota on Thursday night, on a day that was originally a scheduled day off.

The Orioles jumped on...

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